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Flirting with your spouse

2 May

With little kids in tow, work, uni, housework, and whatever else you have going on, it’s easy to let quality time with your significant other fall by the wayside.  Luckily, today’s sponsored post gives us a look at how to rekindle the fire:

When was the last time you genuinely flirted with your spouse or significant other? Flirting is important, but chances are it’s been a while. Sometimes between dirty diapers, making baby food, keeping up with the house, and a serious lack of sleep new mommies simply forget what it’s like to flirt.

Let’s face it. Having a baby can change things. Our bodies are different, our hormones are all over the place, and we either don’t feel sexy or we’re just too tired to care. It’s normal and it’s nobody’s fault and you are not alone.

The good news is there are a few easy ways to make sure daddy knows mommy’s thinking about him in all the ways that matter which will of course drive him nuts so all he can think about is you.

Compliment His Manliness

Guys like to be needed for things they can actually do something about. Whether you need help or not, let him be the “man” he needs to be and seek (as well as compliment) his expertise. Just like women, men love complements. It’s a part of being human and receiving validation from those around us. It may seem oversimplified, but honest heartfelt compliments go a long way to making him feel good about you and him both.

Be Interested In His Day

You like to be asked about your day right? So does he, but you need to listen to his response, not just go about fixing dinner or talk over him telling him about yours. Ask him questions about the things he seems excited about. One of the top complaints men have about their significant others is their lack of attention towards them. It may seem unfair, but your interest in him will generate more of his interest in you.

Send Him A Gift

You know how it makes you feel when he gives you unexpected gifts. Turn the tables and surprise him every now and then. You could send him flowers — only you know how he would react to that, or mail order plants are another idea for his office. Don’t send anything to work that would embarrass him. That could backfire on you and defeat the purpose.

What guy wouldn't want this on their desk?

What guy wouldn’t want this on their desk?

Leave Him Little Love Notes

Naughty or nice? That’s up to you. Maybe a little of both! Guys can be very visceral and there is nothing wrong with that when you can use it to your advantage. Hide a few handwritten “love notes” before he goes to work; in his lunch, tucked into his morning paper, inside his briefcase or jacket pocket. One is fine, but several will really drive him wild. Just be sure not to put anything too incriminating or identifying just in case one somehow gets intercepted.

Whisper In His Ear

There is something sexually exhilarating about the feel of warm breath lightly against our necks and ears, especially when paired with breathless promises. The trick here is be sure you are willing and able to back-up those promises. No man likes a tease and after time it’s just boring and could cause resentment.

Men have as much responsibility as women when it comes to keeping the home fires alive, but new mommies shouldn’t forget who they were before they had babies because that’s the woman he fell in love with.

*Consideration was received for the editing and publishing of this article that was written by Sara.

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9 Feb

Time since birth: 7 months

I think I should be grape scented. I wear purple all the time (my favourite!), my hair is purple, my earrings are often purple. Someone actually asked me why I have purple the other day why my hair is purple. I said because I like purple. I think it looks nice, but I’m sure a little purple haired Mommy looks a little funny (except that I don’t care, if other people want to judge me by my crazy hair then I don’t want to know them anyway). Apart from that one question though, no one has said anything about my hair at all.

Hannah crawled over and sat near my feet (I was on the couch). She looked at my yogurt. “Eh!!”
I looked at Grandma “I think she wants some yogurt.”
I got up to go get her a bubba spoon. “Eh!!!Eh!!” She didn’t like me going away. I suppose she thinks I carry spoons around in my pockets. Or maybe that they are just part of me and I can just whip them out whenever needed.
I sat on the floor and gave her some of the yogurt. She ate half and then crawled away quite happy and pleased with herself. Wow, she is learning to communicate better. She is amazing.

Last week I took Hannah to the Early Childhood Health Clinic to address her napping problem. They gave me a referral to Tresillian (a place that helps with sleeping problems with day stays, home visits, and if it’s really bad, week stays), and told me that I need to stop feeding her to sleep. Oh that will be hard. She has always REFUSED to have booby unless it’s right before nap/sleep time. I have tried and tried and tried, but she always refuses the booby until right before a sleep. They told me that at this point, her napping is more important then that milk as she is eating solids and has an over night feed. I took her home and put her to bed – without booby. To my amazement, she slept. And slept. She slept for 1 hour and 45 minutes. Turns out it was a fluke though. Sometimes she takes 1.5 hours to get herself to sleep (I’m also supposed to not go in there for a pat before 20 minutes), then she only sleeps for 15 to 30 min. Crazy baby, you’d think she’d be absolutely buggered from all that crawling, and then conk out for like 2 hours. She just seems to be a little bundle of infinite energy. She still won’t have any booby when she wakes up, except for in the afternoon, so I have been pumping and putting it in her breakfast and letting her drink it out of a sippy cup while she eats her solids. I’m still waiting for Tresillian to call me and let me know when I can come in for a day stay.

Since I had to change the nap time routine to not include booby, I now give her some quiet time (put her in her cot while I do my daily bible reading out loud to her), put her in her sleeping bag, give her a cuddle, tell her it’s nap time, turn on the sleepy music, then leave the room. The other day I was reading to her when I looked up and got a bit of a shock. Giving me a cheeky “look what I can do” grin, Hannah was standing there in her cot, holding on to the rail. Now every time I read to her, she immediately stands up, and remains standing the entire time, looking very pleased with herself, and giving me the biggest whole face grin whenever I look at her. She’s so cute!!!

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